Windows 8 - Resampling, Shared Mode 2013-09-05 15:22:13 I know this has been asked a bit, but i can´t find any definite answer to it.So here is the thing.As you all may know, all applications that use Sound are going through a mixer, this is since Vista i think. This is good, as it allows you to choose the volume for every application and stuff like that.However, it´s not just dance and roses. the Mixer is it´s own stream, so it will have a bit depth and sampling rate aswell, and that means that everything will be resampled when it goes through.So the thing i wonder is.What should i set the settings on?My soundcard is ZxR, not sure if it processes afterwards, i don´t think it does anything with Stereo Direct, but not absolutely sure.But, from my tests, 16bit is a no go. It introduces noise as the artifacts are to high compared to 24bit, where it´s inaudible (at least i think so, as resampling at 16bit will often do this, that´s why you want to resample at higher bit depth to prevent this).So then there is 24 bit.And then to the sampling rates.I can have from 44.1 to 192khz. And Default is 192khz for Stereo Direct.And from my knowledge, anything over 48khz is overkill and introduces no benefit.However, what i don´t know is if that matters for the mixer, i don´t know if it is like the bit depth, where you want to resample at higher bit depth, so maybe higher sampling rate is good as well?And also, as resampling itself is bad, preventing it is good. So if that´s possible, should i set it to 48khz? As that´s the highest i have in audio, most stuff are 44.1khz though. But maybe it resamples anyway, even if it´s the same samplerate?Also, i am using Windows 8, from what i have read, it has improved the resampling and such compared to windows 7, though can´t speak for that myself.